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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,807 miles

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1998 Honda Passport brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Honda Passport Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #42

Jul 092004

Passport 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,880 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I found out that the anti-skid brake system on my car had problems, which comes with a recall by national highway traffic safety. I contacted my dealer(Honda) but I was told that my car is not covered. I read your recall history, which indicates that my car belongs to those having this problem lately. However, since the dealer is not willing to provide free service and parts as to my request, I have to report this issue to the appropriate dept. The found problem is when I was slowly driving this car and needed to press brake, but the car kept moving forward, which I did not feel the brake applied. I almost hit bypassing. It took unexpected long time to stop the vehicle. I believe that there must be problems existing with my car.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #41

Sep 132005

Passport

  • Manual transmission
  • 43,000 miles
I will be driving and my car will just shut off, I also have the extended stopping problem and braking causing me to manually steer. I have also had trouble with the car not starting or starting slowly. I was told there were several recalls before I purchased the car and they were repaired - the ABS was done last year but the problem continues. I would like the ABS replaced. I checked your website for outstanding recalls and found. I called the dealer and was told the ABS was done 2/04 but the truck continues to have the same problem - extending stopping. I have had my Passport 3 years and have only received one recall - but the problem currently exists... extended stopping distance. The only recall sticker in the door is for the pedal. Additionally, I have also had a problem with the truck turning off in the middle of a turn (forcing me to manually steer my car) 98V70 (describes it completely) my truck also refuses to start properly. It starts and then shuts off - sometimes it takes up to 3 times to turn on and stay on. (SB03-03-S003 describes this as well) since I cannot determine who performed the other recalls, how can I be certain they were done or done properly? my vehicle continues to have the identical problems associated with the following recalls: NHTSA campaign # 02I002001 - service brakes, hydraulic; anti-lock (5/29/02) 98V170000 - electrical system - wiring, front underhood (7/23/98) 98V170002 - electrical system - wiring front underhood (7/23/98) 00V058000 - suspension, rear (2/29/00) 97V206002 - other (11/11/97) I have not had any accidents as a result, but I am afraid to drive with my children in the car if my car just shuts off in the middle of a turn, or on the freeway and at low speed. I have also had it accelerate while on the freeway revving the engine constantly - these have all happened for the last 3 years with no recall notices.

- Arcadia, CA, USA

problem #40

Jan 232003

Passport 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems with brake equipment on 1998 Honda Passport. Prior to recall notification, when the consumer attempted to brake, the vehicle did not respond and therefore the consumer was unable to stop the vehicle in time to avoid a collision with another vehicle. The brakes failed to respond on a second occasion while driving on a rough bumpy pavement, again the consumer collided with another vehicle.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #39

Aug 222003

Passport

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

NHTSA recall 02I002001 concerning ABS failure. Dealer kept vehicle for over one month, and still didn't have the parts for recall repairs.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #38

Sep 122003

(reported on)

Passport 6-cyl

  • miles
Dealership did not have the parts available to perform recall 02 I 002 00I concerning ABS brakes.

- Ridgefield, NJ, USA

problem #37

Jul 222003

(reported on)

Passport

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having ABS problems. Every time they brake ABS slides, and the vehicle won't stop totally. Manufacturer or dealer were not contacted at the time of this call.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #36

Sep 042003

(reported on)

Passport 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving, consumer attempted to depress the brakes which failed on wet road conditions and slid from side to side. This resulted in a collision. A few days after the collision, the consumer received technical service bulletin # 03012(mfr) 10001303(NHTSA) regarding brake problems.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #35

Mar 022003

Passport

  • miles
The dealership doesn't have the parts for ABS recall 02 I 002 001 repairs for months.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #34

Jun 282003

Passport

  • 55,000 miles
The dealership did not have the parts for the antilock brake system recall 02 I 002 001, within a reasonable time.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #33

Mar 192003

Passport

  • miles
When the anti lock brakes were applied, the brake pedal traveled to the floor, which caused the vehicle to experience extended stopping distance.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #32

Jan 011998

Passport

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer received recall in 1998 regarding ABS light. The vehicle was taken the to dealer, however the light came back on, but the dealer told consumer there was nothing to worry about. Consumer visited dealer regarding brakes not functioning properly. Dealer diagnosed that brakes were not functioning at all in anti-lock braking situations. The dealer replaced the ABS module. While driving home the ABS light illuminated again. Consumer was charged over $1800 for ABS repairs that should have been remedied under the original ABS light recall. Dealer also advised consumer the ABS light continuously illuminated because of the way consumer was filling up gas tank.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #31

Jul 032002

Passport 4WD

  • miles
Brakes will not stop vehicle if road surface is bumpy. Today, vehicle felt like it was not going to stop and almost caused an accident. The braking system has never been good.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #30

Feb 062002

Passport

  • miles
This problem has been reported to the dealer several times. The dealer found nothing wrong because the problem cannot be duplicated on demand. Last week when slowly making a right-hand turn into a neighbors drive, the brakes completely failed causing a crash.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #29

Jan 092002

Passport

  • miles
Brakes malfunction intermittently resulting in extended stopping distances. Vehicle has been serviced by dealer twice, however problem still exists. Feel free to provide any further information. See 10039844 for more details.

- Chevy Chase, MD, USA

problem #28

Dec 212001

Passport

  • miles
The incident dated 12/21/01 occured as the vehicle exited off the freeway in san pedro, ca. My brother was driving and was aware of the previous brake problems that have occurred in rainy conditions. The vehicle followed the offramp at 25 mph. We had ample distance between the us and the car in front. As the car came to a slow down, my brother stepped on the brakes but they did not work. There was a rumbling sound as the tires kept rotating. He veered over to the lane to our left so as not to hit the car in front of us. The vehicle continued to slide about 10 more feet on its own until my brother pulled on the emergency brake. As this was happening an 18 wheeler truck was approaching from behind us. Fortunately he was able to stop, the screeching of his brakes was loud, and although our bumpers were touching no one or no vehcile was damaged. The other two incidents of the brakes locking up also occured in rainy conditions. The first happening on the day I bought the vehicle. Again, fortunately no other car was in front of me or for sure I would hvae definitely had rear end collisions as my vehicle slid about 2 feet after the brakes were pressed. Also, in very hot temperatures (90-100 degrees) the brakes when pressed make the vehicle rumble loudly to the point where the rear view mirror shakes for about 3 seconds. The other ongoing problem has been the screeching and squealing of the brakes from the day the vehicle was purchased.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #27

Jul 132001

Passport

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Terrytown, LA, USA

problem #26

Jan 222001

Passport 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about any speed ABS light will come on unexpectedly. Dealer said that was low brakes fluid. Consumer took vehicle to another shop for repairs, and they found out there was brakes fluid leakage. The consumer had received a recall notice for ABS and was fixed by the dealer. However, the ABS light came on one year later and was on and off several times until now it stays on. The consumer believes the dealer failed to fix it properly during earlier servicing.

- Farmindale, NY, USA

problem #25

Jun 151999

Passport 4WD

  • miles
The problem that I started having with the truck at about 10000 miles is that the vehicle continues to accelerate on its own when I release the acellerator and press the brake. The problem has persisted for quite some time despite numerous trips to the Honda dealership. In August of 99 I took the car into the Honda dealership in albany, ga and they informed me that the problem was due to an electrical problem. They said it was fixed. I took the car into the same dealership in November of 2000. They kept the car for two days and said that they identified the problem and that the problem was with some of the electrical connectors. The problem was not fixed. The vehicle is currently at the Honda dealership in newburg, NY where they have just informed me that they did not identify a problem with it. Four days ago I nearlly ran over three women who live in my housing area because the truck would not stop when I attempted to. The only way that I was able to stop the forward movement of the truck was to quickly place the truck into neutral to disengage the transmission. There is a serious problem with this vehicle and I fear for the safety of my family and others.

- West Point, NY, USA

problem #24

Oct 142000

Passport

  • miles
While attempting to stop and make a turn brakes went completely out, causing vehicle to hit a light pole. Same defect previously occurred w/O an accident. Dealership did not recognize defect. Consumer's insurance company had advised consumer to report complaint due to concurrent problems.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #23

May 311998

Passport 4WD

  • miles
When attempting to brake, occasionally the vehicle will slow and then accelerate as if the gas pedal is depressed with the brake. Dealer has had numerous times, but claim they cannot duplicate problem.

- Highland, NY, USA

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